Highly Anticipated Sequel to Debut in High Definition and 3D,
Features Creative New Gameplay, Activities, and Characters
AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Jun 14, 2010 (BUSINESS WIRE) --THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that de Blob(R)
2: The Underground(TM), the sequel to the
award-winning 2008 sensation, will debut on high definition consoles and
in 3D for the first time ever in Spring 2011 and is set to deliver a
fun-filled, creative gameplay experience for players of all ages. de
Blob 2: The Underground features new moves, more friends, free-form
painting activities, and is currently in development for the Xbox 360(R)
video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation(R)3
computer entertainment system, Wii(TM) and Nintendo DS(TM).
"We are thrilled to expand the world of de Blob into high definition and
3D gaming with an entertaining and immersive experience that brings back
the adventures of the fun-loving, free-spirited hero," said Danny
Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ. "In addition to the
release of de Blob 2: The Underground, THQ will extend the reach
of its most colorful owned intellectual property with an upcoming Syfy
partnership and de Blob-branded consumer products."
About de Blob 2: The Underground
In de Blob 2: The Underground for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and
Wii, Comrade Black is back and so is his war on color. Disguised as Papa
Blanc, Comrade Black rigs the city's election in order to win and take
control of Prisma City with his brainwashing new cult. That is, until de
Blob bounces back in full color-spreading force with his revolution to
restore color and life back to the city and its residents. In the
colorful sequel, de Blob will paint his way through the enormous and
pollution-filled Prisma City accompanied by a fantastic new interactive
soundtrack and an arsenal of new tricks to confound his enemies. Joining
de Blob will be a new robot sidekick, named Pinky, who will help him
blast enemies, disable traps, and negotiate the challenging levels of
Prisma City. The game will also present players with new side quests,
which allow players to upgrade de Blob's abilities. de Blob 2: The
Underground will feature an in-depth single-player campaign with
all-new power-ups and challenges, as well as multiplayer modes that
support co-operative and competitive play.
In de Blob 2: The Underground for Nintendo DS, the war for Chroma
City is over and Comrade Black and his forces are long gone. Peace has
been restored and de Blob has returned to lazy days basking in the
jungle sun. Meanwhile, in an underground facility deep in the jungle,
Dr. Von Blot has been continuing his research on a new type of Mutated
Ink. Unaware of Comrade Black's demise, Dr. Von Blot has been studiously
carrying out his experiments on unsuspecting creatures. de Blob goes for
a bounce around the jungle one day when he mistakenly stumbles across
the underground facility and Dr. Von Blot captures his final test
subject. In the game, players will take de Blob through areas of 2D
side-scrolling gameplay that will introduce a variety of new moves for
the humorous and mischievous hero, such as Wall Jumps, Slingshots and a
Sticky Mode for performing gravity-defying moves and smashing through
enemies. The game will also introduce new friends and enemies and will
immerse players in a rich, story-driven environment.
For more information on this game and other THQ titles, please visit www.thq.com.
Syfy is a media destination for imagination-based entertainment. With
year round acclaimed original series, events, blockbuster movies,
classic science fiction and fantasy programming, a dynamic Web site (www.Syfy.com),
and a portfolio of adjacent business (Syfy Ventures), Syfy is a passport
to limitless possibilities. Originally launched in 1992 as SCI FI
Channel, and currently in more than 96 million homes, Syfy is a network
of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment
companies. (Syfy. Imagine greater.)
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